An American actress, widely recognised for her popular character as Carrie Heffernan on the American sitcom “The King of Queens”, Leah Remini’s net worth is nearly $20 Million as of 2018 and her annual salary from The King of Queens alone is around $9,00,000. Shortly after making a debut in TV series, Leah also made her way to the big screen that made well at the box office. Apart from earning from her career, Leah also endorses various products through which she has earned at least $400 thousand.
Leah Marie Remini (47) was born in Brooklyn, New York City. Remini grew up as a Scientologist, but in the year 2013, she left the organisation and even became an anti-Scientologist activist.
When she was 13 years young, Leah moved to Los Angeles, California along with her mother and left school when she was 14.
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As an Actor
Before she chose acting as her career, Remini worked as a Car Insurance sales person and a waitress. She fulfilled her dream of becoming an actress when she took up supporting roles in various TV series like “Who’s The Boss”, “The Man in the Family”, “Fired up” among the others.
She even auditioned for the role of Monica Gellar in the popular sitcom “Friends”, but was offered a role of a pregnant lady in the episode “The One with the Birth”.
Her big break came to her in the form of a role of Carrie Heffernan on the CBS sitcom “The King of Queens” which ran for nine seasons (207 episodes). During the show, she also starred in the comedy film “Old School” in a supporting role.
After “The King of Queens” came to an end, she appeared on other TV series like “In the Motherhood”, “The Exes”, “Kevin Can Wait” and movies that includes “Mad Families”, “The Clapper”, “Second Act”. As of today, she has shined as an actress in almost 45 different films and TV series.
As a Producer
In the year 2003, Leah produced and starred in the documentary movie “Inside Out”. In the year 2014, Leah wanted to convey a message that although an actor, she was normal because of which she produced and starred along with her husband Angelo in an 8 episode TV series, “Leah Remini: It’s all relative”.
She also developed an eight-episode series entitled “Leah Remini: Scientology and Aftermath in which she shares the experiences with ex-Scientologists, for which she won PGA award for the ‘Outstanding producer Non-Fiction Television’ category and Primetime Emmy award for “Outstanding Informational Series” category.
As a Co-Host
Remini appeared as a guest co-host in “Dancing with the Stars”, before which she partnered with a professional dancer Tony Dovolani to compete in the same show and reached 5th position.
She co-hosted The Talk, a CBS talk show, and received a nation-wide criticism within the first week and was accused of being too loud and obtrusive. She shortly was fired from the show.
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In the year 2015, Leah authored her memoir entitled “Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology” which ranked as the No.3 best-selling non-fiction hardcover. In the year 2002, she was ranked #19 in Stuff Magazine in “102 Sexiest Women in the World”. She voiced the video game ‘Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers’ in the year 1993.
Remini’s primary source of earnings is in the form of salary. She has starred in just a handful of movies, and yet she earned around $9 million from them. According to her memoir, she spent around $5 million to be a Scientologist, from which she recently quit, that had a hit on her net worth. Apart from films and TV shows, the actress also earns thousands of dollars by endorsing products, the recent one being PS 4PK Mini Tweezers.
Assets and Properties that add to Leah Remini’s Net Worth
Leah Remini owns a million dollar 5 bedroom house in California the area of which is around 10,000 square feet. Leah appeared on popular MTV show MTV Cribbs in which she took her fans on a tour of her mansion. She explains the number of rooms and facilities in the house that includes nine bathrooms, a gym, her closet filled with tons of clothes and shoes, snooker table, musical instruments and many others.
Leah finds one of the greatest joys by involving herself in philanthropic work by stretching her helping hand to children and women through organisations like The Jane Goodall Institute, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, St. Jude Children Research hospital, No Kid Hungry, Greenpeace and many others. She also participated in a Charity auction for Breast Cancer in 2008.
Leah Remini is indeed one of those strong ladies, who started a working career in various fields and yet reached her dream job with her willpower and determination. She has evolved beautifully from being a supporting actor to a movie star. Even with many criticisms thrown at her, she has stood by and stuck to her beliefs which never fails to influence many young people today.
Talking of Leah Remini’s net worth, it is bound to grow as her income from acting is growing at a steady rate.
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